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Henderson Trail #53, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Prescott > Perkinsville N
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 4.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,850 feet
Elevation Gain -205 feet
Accumulated Gain 353 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.93
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov
Sun  7:09am - 5:20pm
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Overview: Used mainly for horseback access to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. Hikers entering the canyon usually drive to the junction of Trail #53 and Sycamore Basin Trail #63 using Forest Road 181. Horseback riders, however, usually start their journey into the canyon at Henderson Flat where both corrals and water for horses are available. Henderson Trail #53 is a level trail that traverses below the red rock cliffs of Sycamore Canyon. The lower third of the trail is the most scenic.

Portions of this trail lie within the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness where motor vehicles and the use of any mechanized equipment, including bicycles, are prohibited. Wilderness is an important resource and national heritage--please, leave no trace. Summer travelers should prepare for hot, dry conditions. Water is available for horses at Sycamore Tank, about 0.5 miles south of the junction with Trail #63.


    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Prescott Forest
    Prescott National Forest Pass

    Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.

    Map Drive

    To hike
    From Chino Valley take Perkinsville Road approximately 23 miles to FR 181. Take FR 181 east about 7.5 miles to Henderson Flat and the trailhead for TR 53. Hikers can continue to drive east on FR 181 (high clearance vehicles only) for 5 miles to where the road ends at the Wilderness boundary and the junction with Trail #63. Taking horses by trailer on FR 181 any farther than Henderson Flat is not recommended. Road conditions are dirt, but suitable for all vehicles as far as Henderson Flat.
    page created by joebartels on Nov 18 2012 8:23 pm
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